It’s Mardi Gras, and Mrs. Crawfish’s Saints won the Super Bowl, so the party’s been goin’ on for over a week. Laissez les bons temps rouler, and let’s have us some CLAW!
Let’s start off this edition of The Claw with more proof that The Crawfish is not a pure Obama-hater. I will give him and his people credit when it is due, and this is one of those cases (even if 99% of the work was probably done by career intel folks with zero political connections). A joint American-Pakistani force has captured the Taliban’s top military commander, Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar. Baradar is considered to be the Taliban’s #2, only behind Mullah Muhammed Omar. Please note that almost every leader of Islamic terrorist group is a “Mullah”. If that’s not proof that this is a religious war, what is?
By the way, is the Affirmative Action Attorney General going to give Baradar his Miranda rights and try him in a civilian court in Noo Yawk? Just askin’…
His Eminence Sultan Bu’raq al Obama has named a White House lawyer as his special envoy to the Organization of the Islamic Conference. He’s trying to repair strained relations between the Islamic terrorists and the US which were supposedly strained by the invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan. Of course, they were actually strained by the Munich Olympic Massacre, the Lockerbie Pam Am 103 bombing, the 1993 attack on the World Trade Center, the car bombing of the Marine barracks in Beirut, 9-11, and the fact that Islam’s not-so-holy book says that all non-believers are to be converted, enslaved, or put to the sword. Townhall and Blogspot blogger “The Interface” sums up the situation in this post, complete with a few good cartoons.
Can a muslim be a loyal, patriotic American? For quite a while, The Crawfish has told you that it is an impossibility. Townhall uber-blogger GunnyG has told you that it is an impossibility. What do you expect the folks over at American Thinker to say on the subject? Yup, they agree.
The Chosen One and his Vice Dolt keep screeching about how the Bush Administration prosecuted 300, or is it 190, terrorists in federal courts. When apples-to-apples comparisons are made, almost all of those prosecutions fall far short of the war crimes that KSM, the Undiesbomber, and the Gitmo guests are being held for.
A couple of days back, the Vice Dolt called the victory in Iraq one of the Obama Administration’s greatest achievements, but now he says it wasn’t worth the “horrible price”. Ol’ Gaffes can’t seem to make up his mind.
Obama’s Deputy National Security Advisor says that the Administration considers a 20% recidivism rate among former Gitmo detainees “isn’t that bad.” He compared that to the recidivism rate among American criminals. Earth to Obama Administration: there is a slight difference between Islamic jihadist terrorists and career burglars.
North Star National’s Dan Calabrese makes his return to The Claw with an explanation of whom and what Sarah Palin is, and what she isn’t.
The Capitol Steps have struck again with this very different rendition of “American Pie”. Don’t think Don McLean would recognize it, but it sure is funny. Thanks to Townhall bloggers Bobbie and Garnet92 for this.
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Get a load of this. Haaaah-vahd prof Henry Gates has donated the handcuffs the white cop properly used on him by Cambridge Police Sergeant Crowley to the Smithsonian’s new Museum of African American History and Culture. First of all, why are those cuffs historically significant? Secondly, why did Sergeant Crowley give him the cuffs? Thirdly, when is the Smithsonian going to open the Museum of European American History and Culture, the Museum of East Asian American History and Culture, the Museum of Arab American History and Terrorism, the ….? Tip of The Crawfish’s hat to Poll Katz e-mailer “Ginny”.
While Haaaah-vahd is part of the discussion, would y’all care to guess what the political leanings are of the professor who committed the multiple murder last week? You know, the one who sent a bomb through the mail to another professor a few years back and murdered her brother seven years before that? If you said “hard-core far-lefty who is obsessed with Obama”, give yourself a gold star for the week!
Queen of the House Red Nanny P-Lousy has once again shown us exactly what she means by “bipartisanship”. She led a House delegation that her staff repeatedly described as “bipartisan” to Haiti. The delegation included eleven Democrats and ONE Republican. Sounds really “bipartisan” to me.
The United Nations International Panel on Climate Change is having to admit YET ANOTHER LIE in their reports. Sooner or later, they will be forced to admit that every single bit of their work is based on falsehoods and a political agenda. Man-made Glo-Bull Warming is a myth!
The Donald agrees with me. He even says that the Nobel Committee should take the prize back from The Fraudacle.
The professor at the center of the ClimateGate scandal is back in the news. Professor Phil Jones now says that most of the data from which he and his co-conspirators concocted the famous “hockey stick” graph of Glo-Bull Warming cannot be found and that his group was completely unorganized and kept horrible records. He also finally admitted that there has been no warming of the climate since 1995. He has even changed his tune in relation to the Medieval Warming Period.
So what do you say to someone at a gathering who keeps on insisting that man-made Glo-Bull Warming is real and that the Nobel Committee would never give their award to a fraud? Mark Landsbaum has a few talking points for ya.
The bloodletting in DC continues, with Democrat Senator Evan Bayh of Indiana throwing in the towel. Bayh blamed the extreme partisanship in DC for his departure, which means he blames the entire Democratic Party leadership. Standing FOR the Constitution isn’t considered by this writer to be “partisan”. Bayh also stated, “(I)f I could create one job in the private sector by helping to grow a business, that would be one more than Congress has created in the last six months.”
Here’s a good laugh for ya. Bawney Fwank says that partisanship is out of control in Congress. His solutions are for the Senate filibuster rules to go away and for the hard left Democrats to keep control of Congress. Remember, folks…to the Democrats, the definition of bi-partisanship is when Republicans just bend over and take it.
The GOP establishment is pushing former Senator Dan Coats to run for Bayh’s seat. This is definitely par for the course. Whenever the GOP has been gifted with such an opportunity, they have made the absolute wrong choice. Can you say Dede Scozzafava, John McLame (for President), Charlie Crist, John McLame (for Senator), or Kay Bailey Hutchison? Coats resigned from the Senate in the 90s and publicly announced that he was leaving Indiana for North Carolina, and he followed that up by becoming a lobbyist. Is that really the image that the GOP wants to portray? A political mercenary and lobbyist returns to Indiana to become a Senator? That would be like the Dems supporting a socialist backrooms dealer from Chicago, who moved to Arkansas (and eventually to DC) to further her husband’s career, in a run for a Senate seat in Noo Yawk just because she has name recognition. No, the GOP needs to stand behind a man such as Marlin Stutzman in this race.
You don’t believe that the GOP is trying to lose the elections of 2010? Really? Then explain why RNC Chairman Michael Steele has summoned the leaders of the Tea Party Movement to RNC Headquarters for a meeting. The story notes that the GOP establishment is trying to co-opt/bully the Tea Party folks because right now they “risk their hand-picked candidates being run over by the movement.” In other words, the GOP establishment wants to run “moderate” or “centrist” candidates instead of people who will fight for conservative principles and a government that lives within its Constitutional limits.
Speaking of McLame, the Senator now says that the GOP will put forth 10 legislative promises this spring. This is an obvious attempt to re-catch the lightning in a bottle that was The Contract with America back in 1994. One of the items he mentions is a Constitutional amendment for a balanced budget. This is another one of those things that looks great in theory, but can cause real problems if put in place, especially with all of the unfunded entitlements looming down the road and the constant possibility of more combat against muslim (or Chinese) forces.
“He has done so well, let’s send him out again!” That’s the cry from the Senate Democrats as they get The Anointed One to go out on the campaign trail to help save left-wing Senators who are in trouble with their re-election bids, such as Dingy Harry Reid. I mean, it worked so well for the Dems in Virginia, Noo Joisey, Taxachusetts…
Dingy Harry criticized the American Bar Association on how they rate judicial nominees. He said that they put too much emphasis on judicial experience and not enough on “real world qualifications”, meaning they rate judges better than the Democratic Party rates Presidential nominees. He also criticized the Supreme Court as “people who have never seen the outside world”, kinda like the Kennedy family, the vast majority of the current House and Senate, and over 80% of the Obama Administration’s appointees. Reid was set off when a judicial nominee that he supports got a less-than-sterling rating from the ABA.
Just when you thought Obama’s buddy Van Jones was out of the public spotlight for good, Hillary!’s replacement in the Senate agrees to attend a panel discussion with him. The Crawfish guesses she just doesn’t really like her current job very much.
A Japanese crew detained an anti-whaling activist who secretly boarded their ship and…get this…tried to make a citizen’s arrest of the captain in regards to a collision at sea caused by the anti-whaling activists! The Japanese crew should have just detained him until after dark, then jettisoned him overboard with the rest of the garbage.
Although he is doing it for purely political reasons, such as trying to get Crrap-and-Tax passed, The Crawfish must give Barack Obama his props for supporting the construction of a new nuclear power plant. Nuclear energy is one of the cleanest and most reliable power sources available, and the safety record (outside of the Soviet Union and the Soviet Navy) has been outstanding. France gets something like 75% of their power from nuke plants, and the US Navy has been using nuclear power for the majority of our submarines and aircraft carriers since the 50s. The only reason that we haven’t built one in almost three decades is opposition from the far-left.
Here’s a video for y’all to check out. Their website is www.thewarriorsong.com and they will send active duty and retired military a free download of the song.
A couple of years ago, we took the Junior Crawfishes to the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia to see the King Tut exhibit. While it was interesting, it did not include the gold sarcophagus that is so famous. Why do I bring that up? Well, scientists have just made some amazing discoveries about King Tut. He was a frail lad with a cleft palate, a painful and degenerating club foot, parents who were siblings, and probably died of malaria. Could you have imagined 50 years ago what the scientists of today could uncover in a case like this? Next Friday on CBS…CSI:Egypt!
I have no idea where he found this, but Townhall blogger “Saltwater” sent me this. No comments from The Crawfish are required.
If y’all come across any weird/stoooopid/strange news stories that might be fodder for The Weekly Claw or The Weekend Claw, e-mail them to me at CrawfishsClaw@yahoo.com and I’ll consider ‘em. Yes, I will give you newshounds credit.
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